East Shore LIVE! offers patrons a diverse season line-up in a unique venue that is family friendly and includes free parking. A season pass gives you entrance to all 5 shows of the season for $70/person, a savings of $30 over the per show price. All shows are at 7:30pm in the East Shore Unitarian Church sanctuary. The season’s shows are:
February 16 Michele d’amour & the love dealers
Seattle-based Michele D’Amour and the Love Dealers have been slinging their brand of sexy, sassy blues all along the west coast since 2011. According to Don and Sheryl’s Blues Blog, “Michele is a big-voiced, blues-beltin’chanteuse, who’s equally comfortable with a torch song as she is with straight blues and even protest songs.” The band draws its repertoire from a mix of well-written originals that sound classic, and carefully chosen covers on which the band puts its own spin.
March 23 The half brothers
Acoustic bluegrass trio The Half Brothers started entertaining audiences with songs about food, traveling and death in 2006. Replete with lush three-part vocal harmonies and tight, intricate string-band arrangements, their songs are noteworthy for non-traditional lyrics and an oddly reverent irreverence for this uniquely American musical form.
April 20 Princess Guy with special guest: arnaldo!
Quartet Princess Guy is tuneful, whimsical and gay fellows who love to sing. Joining them is Arnaldo! Drag Chanteuse, an old-time nightclub singer who will break your heart with an old-fashioned torch song.
May 18 LISA KOCH
Picture Tina Fey meets Bette Midler with Joan Jett guitar chops...and you’ve got Lisa Koch. An irreverent Seattle singer/comedian, Koch (“Coke”) is a deliciously twisted mix of comedy, theater, and demented songs. She has shared the stage with a diverse group of artists, including Steve Martin, Dave Brubeck, Janis Ian, The Indigo Girls, Holly Near, and Kate Clinton. She's proud to report that one of her songs has actually been sampled by Jay-Z.
june 8 Phil Scarff & cascade jazz
Making Musical Magic in the Moment saxophonist Phil Scarff performs music of India along with local jazz band Cascade Jazz in a celebration of Indian-Jazz music. Phil Scarff is a pioneer in the performance of North Indian classical music on soprano saxophone who exquisitely captures the music's subtlety and depth. As a master jazz saxophonist; he leads the acclaimed world-jazz ensembles Natraj and the Lewis Porter-Phil Scarff Group. He performs and records with creative jazz groups including Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra, and Filmprov.